Winter 2013 — issue 341

The Winter 2013 issue’s theme is ‘Post Vatican II Sculpture and Architecture’.


Leo J. O'Donovan
Representing Renewal

When Richard Lippold in 1961 accepted the commission for a hanging sculpture in the lobby of what was then the Philharmonic Hall at Manhattan’s rising Lincoln Center, he could scarcely have been expected to be thinking of the imminent Second Vatican Council… Six years later, though, when Lippold received the commission for a piece above the high altar of the new Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco…

Trung Pham
The Chapel of St. Ignatius

The Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University, a Jesuit Catholic university in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1891, is an expression of the ideas and values of the Second Vatican Council… Architect Steven Holl designed the chapel, which was dedicated in 1997…

Wolfgang Mabry
New Life in Church Sculpture

The Catholic Church has long been a patron of and great repository for the arts in the Western world.  In its 2,000-year history, the Church has been responsible for the commissioning of countless masterworks in architecture, music, painting, and sculpture. Over time, the forms have evolved, but what is central to the messages they convey has not changed. The Second Vatican Council… initiated changes that, in the long timeline of the Church, were indeed abrupt.

Tuck Langland
Giacomo Manzu

Giacomo Manzu’s doors for St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome